Karen Onderdonk

Meet the Filmmaker: Karen Onderdonk, “Peace Pass”

PP 1280HD 5.31Q: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
KO: Acknowledged and honored to join the other filmmakers who have been chosen.

Q: What are your hopes for the event?
KO: I hope audience members will be moved by Peace Pass. That it invokes conversation.

Q: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
KO: Focusing on regional women filmmakers is empowering them. It is important.

Q: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
KO: I think it is obvious that you don’t have to be a filmmaker to enjoy film. It is a great opportunity to see new approaches to story telling by diverse and talented people.

Q: We hold CIWF at The Bug Theatre. Why is The Bug a great home for this event?
KO: I can’t wait to experience the Bug for the 1st time.

Q: Tell me briefly about yourself and your film/project.
KO: I have been a video producer for nearly 30 years. After decades of commercial work, I started writing screenplays several years ago when stories began filling my head. They were relentless and had to be developed. I had not experienced that before. It is still going on today. I have 3 or 4 story ideas rattling around in my brain. So I’ll keep writing. My short film, Peace Pass, was a result of working out loss in my life.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film? Thanks for the opportunity.
KO: I hope to be involved with CWOF now and in the future so that others may have the opportunity I have been given this year.

Peace Pass will screen Saturday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre.